Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Lunchtime Serenata at St Martin-in-the-Fields

I was in London yesterday for a lunchtime performance of my Serenata 1 at the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The performance was given by the Icaris Duo - guitarist Will Browne and fluatist Vicki Guise who were playing it (very beautifully) in public for the first time. Also on the programme was a new piece by Ben Vaughan, full of his usual fantasy and quirky charm.

The Serenata is an old piece, written in 1994, originally for composer and flautist Lynne Plowman and guitarist Sally Hillier - it's been taken taken up by at least half-a-dozen duos since it was written and lasts about nine minutes. It's a gentle lyrical piece, but uses a lot of rhythms derived from African music that can make it quite tricky at times.

The score is available by emailing me at my website. A recording is also available on Soundcloud.

Many thanks once again Will and Vicki